Public hearing on SB 580 Pennsylvania Family and Medical Leave Insurance Program


Senate Labor and Industry Committee

Tuesday, January 28, 2020 | 10:00 a.m.

Room 8E-B, East Wing

10:00 to 10:10            Introductions

Senator Camera Bartolotta, Chairman
Senator Christine Tartaglione, Minority Chairman
Senator Dan Laughlin
Senator Maria Collett 

10:10 to 10:50           Panel #1 – Combined Panel Testimony

Rich Garland
Founder and Owner
Garland Insurance Agency and Garland Management

Bill Johnston-Walsh
State Director
AARP Pennsylvania

Betsy Hawley
Executive Director
Pediatric Palliative Care Coalition

Tim Martin
Director of Client Experience
Veterans Leadership Program

Marianne Bellesorte
Vice President of Advocacy
PathWays PA

10:50 to 11:30            Panel #2

Alex Halper
Director of Government Affairs
Pennsylvania Chamber of Business & Industry

Sam Marshall
President & CEO
Insurance Federation of Pennsylvania

Rebecca Oyler
Legislative Director
National Federation of Independent Business – Pennsylvania

11:30 to 12 noon        Panel #3

Julia Grubbs
Executive Policy Specialist
Pennsylvania Department of Labor & Industry

Kelly Martini
Policy Director
Pennsylvania Department of Labor & Industry

Additional Written Testimony:

Ada Miller

Dr. Matthew M. White, Managing Director, Whitethorn Digital

Women’s Law Project

Pennsylvania State Education Association

Combined Testimony Packet 1

  • Heather Arnet, CEO Women and Girls Foundation,
  • Marianne Bellesorte, Vice President of Advocacy, Pathways PA
  • Robert Cicco, MD, retired pediatrician/neonatologist and past president of the PA Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics and the Allegheny County Medical Society
  • Len Caric, President & CEO of Uncle Charley’s Sausage Co., Vandergrift PA
  • Matthew White, Managing Director of Whitehorn Digital, Erie PA
  • Marian Baldini, President & CEO of Kencrest, Blue Bell PA
  • Jill Laufenberg, West Chester PA
  • Monica Albert Still, RN, BSN, retired home healthcare administrator, New Brighton PA
  • Krista M. Casler, Ph.D, Chair, Department of Psychology and Director, Child Development Lab, Franklin & Marshall College
  • Brian Magee, CEO PUMP, Pittsburgh PA
  • Roselyn Wilkinson, employer, Pittsburgh PA
  • Nancy Zionts, COO/Chief Program Officer, Jewish Healthcare Foundation
  • Mara Brough, Senior Advocacy Manager, National MS Society
  • Beth Sondel, full-time working mother and former professor at the University of Pittsburgh
  • Demia Horlsey, MPH, CLC, Director of Strategic Initiatives, Healthy Start, Inc. Pittsburgh
  • Kathy Bennett, Director, County of Bucks Area Agency on Aging
  • Bruce Foster, Pittsburgh PA
  • Susan Maslow, Esq, Partner at Antheil Maslow & MacMinn LLP, Doylestown PA
  • Andrea Fitting, Pittsburgh PA
  • Marcia Bandes, Chair Pittsburgh for CEDAW (Convention on the Elimination of all forms of Discrimination Against Women)
  • Barbara Price, Public Policy Chair, American Association of University Women -PA
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